He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was known as “Cruiser Cole,” for the more than 60 cruise ship vacations he took during the last 20 years of his life.
He is survived by two sons: Fred and William Cole; and two daughters: Elizabeth Cole and Lisa Fagan.
He was preceded in death by his former wife, Mary Denton Cole.
Graveside service will be at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. and will conclude with full military honors.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Leonard and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Cole family with these arrangements.